Cloudy dark yellow. Tropical passion fruit, mango & lychee (almost sherbet) on the nose with a hint of pine lurking in the background. On the palate the pine steps to the foreground on a wave of pleasant hop bitterness leading to a long finish. Where as Trillium’s Grass Hopper Pale Ale didn’t overly impress me, this IPA is a World Series winning home run definitely worthy of the biggest ticker-tape parade.
Dark amber-caramel colour. Cereal and biscuit on the nose. Faint hint of black liquorice on the initial attack. At first the hops dance around the edges of the palate—ceding the floor to the malt—until, the finish, when a pleasant bitterness sets-up camp around the molars.
This beer truly is the perfect balance between a Belgian saison and a hoppy IPA. Hint of cloudiness in the golden yellow colour. Hoppy banana and big league chew bubble gum on the nose. Creamy on the palate with pleasant bitterness creeping-in from the edges for a long finish.
I’d describe everything about this beer as subtle—especially the hops which from the nose to the palate to the finish is always present but never really bursts forth. Cloudy amber. Nose has some citrus and cereals. Smooth and velvety on the palate. Well balanced and easy drinking.
Amber colour; lovely citrus notes on the nose; a hoppy attack and an almost unbearably bitter finish.
Deep amber, lovely hopiness on the nose, surprising black liquorice hint in the palate with a fair amount to malt interplay with the expected bitterness.
Tree Brewing Co. Hop Head Double IPA
Dark amber; hoppy nose leads to a surprising sweetness on the attack. Palate is quickly overcome by a bitterness racing in from the edges that sets-up permanent residence on the finish.